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Aspiring To Smarter Storage
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
The Startup DataGravity has developed a unified storage system that provides data-aware services such as full text indexing and file system auditing.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Flash Is Overkill For VDI
Michael Letschin, Director of Product Management, Nexenta SystemsCommentary
All flash makes fast storage, but at a high cost. Listen to your users, and provide a hybrid array combined with software for a better VDI experience.
By Michael Letschin Director of Product Management, Nexenta Systems,
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What's Next For Flash?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Today's 2D flash is near its limit. The industry is evolving to 3D flash and developing storage technologies that promise to be faster and denser.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Will Phase Change Memory Upstage Flash?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
HGST is touting a solid-state drive with a record 3 million IOPS using PCM. The technology looks to be a game changer, but it faces several challenges.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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The 'So What' Of The Software-Defined Data Center
Ziv Kedem, CEO, ZertoCommentary
The acceptance of the SDDC means that enterprises are abstracting additional data center functions, such as networking and disaster recovery, from hardware.
By Ziv Kedem CEO, Zerto,
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10 Networking Blogs You Must Follow
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
So many network technology blogs, so little time. Get started with this list of blogs by networking experts and top Interop speakers.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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IBM Labs Invention Pinpoints Data In The Cloud
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
A new patent allows IT to tag specific files and specify exactly where in the cloud that data will be stored.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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Flash Storage: The New Normal
Robert Mullins, News
At the Flash Memory Summit, storage experts talk about the growing flash market, flash benefits, and enterprise deployment considerations.
By Robert Mullins ,
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Flash Tailored For The Enterprise
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Makers of all-flash storage arrays like Violin Memory are adding enterprise features, while SanDisk is boosting the performance of its flash products.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Server SANs: The Dark Side
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
The new technology promises compelling benefits, but mixing and matching storage hardware and software can backfire, as one IT pro found out when his VMware VSAN failed.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Guide To Server Virtualization
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud SiteEducation
New to server virtualization or need a refresher course? This overview explains the technology that has changed the lives of IT admins and CFOs.
By James M. Connolly Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site,
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New CPU Architectures Promise Performance Boost
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Intel and others are developing chip structures that aim to unlock memory bottlenecks and improve interconnect capabilities.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Fall IT Events: On The Road Again With 10 Top Picks
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site
Fall IT conferences and trade shows are right around the corner. Browse these events focused on networking, cloud, data centers, and storage, and start planning for a fantastic fall.
By James M. Connolly Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site,
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3 Signs You're Overspending On Data Storage
John Morris, President and CEO, CleversafeCommentary
If you think public cloud storage is the cheaper way to manage the massive growth in data, think again.
By John Morris President and CEO, Cleversafe,
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Do We Need 25 GbE & 50 GbE?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Efforts to bring 25 GbE and 50 GbE to market are underway. Is there a strong case for these non-IEEE solutions? For cloud service providers, there is.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Cisco NX-OS: Facts & Features
Cisco Press, Publishing AllianceEducation
Learn the basics of NS-OX in this book excerpt on Cisco's operating system for Nexus data center switching.
By Ron Fuller, David Jansen, and Matthew McPherson ,
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Using Flash For The Real-Time Archive
George Crump, President, Storage SwitzerlandCommentary
A new type of archive that requires instantly available data access presents a storage challenge, but TLC NAND provides a solution.
By George Crump President, Storage Switzerland,
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RAID Vs. Erasure Coding
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Erasure coding offers better data protection than RAID, but at a price.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Data Backup: Beyond Band-Aids
Tony Kontzer, News
With the deluge of data, organizations need to focus their data protection efforts on comprehensive data footprint reduction, not just deploying technologies like deduplication.
By Tony Kontzer ,
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Stand-Alone SSD Vendors: A Vanishing Breed
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
With SanDisk's acquisition of Fusion-io, the SSD market continues on a rapid pace of consolidation that doesn't leave much room for stand-alone vendors.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Posted by Brian.Dean
Current Conversations This is a good example of a situation that requires careful consideration of the environment before resources are deployed. If performance is desired, then spinning disks will not deliver it. Likewise, if capacity is desired...
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Posted by Brian.Dean
Current Conversations Marcia, thank you for the link, it is definitely a link worth bookmarking. I agree that SDN is an evergreen topic that fits a broad range of technologies. I also feel that SDN is a high impact topic, for example, some of...
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Posted by MarciaNWC
Current Conversations I agree Brian, the archive videos are a great resource. Videos from Interop Las Vegas last spring include keynotes on SDN & BYOD -- very evergreen topics.
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Posted by MarciaNWC
Current Conversations Sure thing Jerome, and yes, we're hoping to put together more blog lists. There are so many good blogs out there, and your idea of specific topics is great. Thanks!
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Posted by Jerome Amon
Current Conversations @ Marcia, this is a very important topic that can be extended and help again. Thanks again for this topic! Could you try to give us some  blogs (maybe 10 like this or less) which deal with specific topics such as...
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Posted by joreilly925
Current Conversations I think the helium spinning drives are just entering volume sales. My take is that we are seeing the long-term future of spinners as being bulk drives, competing on a $/GB basis. SSD are well on the way to taking over the...
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Posted by Brian.Dean
Current Conversations Agreed, there needs to be a certain level of market traction (high demand) before a technological advancement gains some form of exponential progress, without the market traction -- progress seems to follow a more linear...
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Posted by Brian.Dean
Current Conversations @Marcia, thank you. That is excellent news as it would create the opportunity to revert back to the archive videos from time to time. All the topics here are very important with long lasting staying power -- making archives...
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Posted by joreilly925
Current Conversations Spintronics is elegant as a nonvolatile storage solution, I can see it being used today as an alternative to capacitive or battery holdup in SSD and RAID cards. Getting to high density and volume production is still challenging,...
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Posted by joreilly925
Current Conversations Marcia, I think 3D flash will appear in volume next year.
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Posted by Whoopty
Current Conversations Spintronics has always interested me as a next-step technology after our current computing methods hit their limit. It feels like a true manipulation of real world physics, rather than the much harder to understand quantum...
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Posted by MarciaNWC
Current Conversations Hi Brian -- So Interop New York won't have live streaming, but will have archive video of the keynotes available after the conference.
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